Schaffert Manufacturing & Sales

Published in the March 2013 Issue Published online: Mar 05, 2013
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Generation 2 Liquid Fertilizer DiscSchaffert Manufacturing & Sales has introduced the new Generation 2 Liquid Fertilizer Disc.

Its unique one-piece design will keep the down pressure even on both press wheels as they move in unison. The arm of the G2 is mounted on a pivot point that is grease-able and attaches to the tail section with four bolts.

The G2 has similar features of our original 2 x 2 system but with improved depth management. The disc mounting arm provides ½- to 2-inch depth placement. There are three adjustment holes, which allows movement up or down of the disc.

Tires can be spaced in and out with shims, depending on depth of planting. The 2.5 mm, 8-inch disc allows for improved depth, and with a larger beveled edge, which improves cutting even in the toughest soils. The thick blade slices into the soil, letting the fertilizer penetrate to the bottom.

Schaffert switched to a wider spindle bolt and added a grease zerk to allow for internal lubricating. These improvements allow continual movement and increased stability. The new G2 still utilizes the same triple sealed bearing, designed for harsh conditions.

The new G2 addresses a few of the limitations of the successful counterpart G1 version. With a central mounting of the walking beam arm, equal distribution of down pressure is maintained with the closing wheels never sacrificing the closing of the furrow. This allows for a consistent creation of a 2.5 mm slit with the 8-inch blade for the fertilizer to penetrate below the soil.